CNET is reporting that LG Display and Samsung, two of Apple’s suppliers for iPad displays, are still having trouble producing ‘Retina’ displays for the next-generation iPad in the volume that Apple is demanding. This is the same iPad that is expected t be released in the first half of 2012, and is rumored to be […]
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Apple’s Display Suppliers Still Having Problems Manufacturing ‘Retina’ Displays for Next-Generation iPad

hardware-04-20101116.jpgCNET is reporting that LG Display and Samsung, two of Apple’s suppliers for iPad displays, are still having trouble producing ‘Retina’ displays for the next-generation iPad in the volume that Apple is demanding. This is the same iPad that is expected t be released in the first half of 2012, and is rumored to be equipped with the higher 2048×1536 resolution display.

The report goes on to note that Apple may be preparing to go with a 1600×1200 display if the denser 2048×1536 displays do not yield as Apple would like them to. This is unlikely, as it is not a multiple of 1024×768, and therefore makes it far more difficult for developers to develop for. It’s this perfect doubling of resolution that allows developers who created applications for an earlier iPod touch and iPhone model, to run their applications on new, higher-resolution devices without looking like crap.

Remember, there had been rumors that Apple would launch a new iPad at the end of this year. With the holiday shopping season moving ever closer this seems unlikely. The past two iPad models have been released in the March-April timeframe, so it seems likely that Apple would release the next-generation model in that timeframe as well.

However, if they can’t figure out this display fiasco, it may launch later in the year than the Spring. Besides, it’s already being rumored that the hypothetical processor that will power this next-generation iPad, won’t be available until June 2012 anyway.

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